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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby iansmom » Thu Apr 22, 2004 02:59 pm

by iansmom (254 Posts), Thu Apr 22, 2004 02:59 pm

My most vivid memory of Mag (probably my only one for 2 days!!) 36 hours after delivery, it was about 7 am Friday morning. My DH was sound asleep (after crying all night) so I wasn't abou to wake him. My lips were so dry and my chapstick was too far away. When the nurse came in, I asked her to get if for me. I didn't think to ask her to open it! I was so weak that I couldn't get the cap off! Torture. Anyway, they stopped the drip shortly after and within an hour, I felt perfectly normal - I doubt I was, but it was such a difference. I am praying to be spared that experience again, but I know it saved my life.


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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby sheri g » Thu Apr 22, 2004 03:36 pm

by sheri g (3 Posts), Thu Apr 22, 2004 03:36 pm

Hi Jennifer.

Thank you for the welcome. I still have it pretty fresh in my mind because it was only 2 weeks ago that I delivered my daughter. She is doing very well. She is now 3 pounds and 5 ounces. She pulled out her feeding tube today though [:(] Everyone in the NICU has been great. I drive an hour to an hour and a half to be with my daughter every day. They have me trying to breast feed her and when she can do it successfully, they will cut back on the tube feedings and eventually take it out.

I hope things are well with you. Take care. I look forward to chatting with you again.

Sheri


quote:
Originally posted by Pugmommy7

Welcome Sheri!
I am sorry you had to endure all of that.
It sounds pretty fresh in your mind too.
How is your baby doing?
I hope you are having a positive NICU experience.
Please keep us posted.
Love, Jennifer

Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby emmybree » Thu Apr 22, 2004 04:41 pm

by emmybree (30 Posts), Thu Apr 22, 2004 04:41 pm

quote:
Originally posted by Sheri G

Hi Jennifer.

Thank you for the welcome. I still have it pretty fresh in my mind because it was only 2 weeks ago that I delivered my daughter. She is doing very well. She is now 3 pounds and 5 ounces. She pulled out her feeding tube today though [:(] Everyone in the NICU has been great. I drive an hour to an hour and a half to be with my daughter every day. They have me trying to breast feed her and when she can do it successfully, they will cut back on the tube feedings and eventually take it out.

I hope things are well with you. Take care. I look forward to chatting with you again.

Sheri


quote:
Originally posted by Pugmommy7

Welcome Sheri!
I am sorry you had to endure all of that.
It sounds pretty fresh in your mind too.
How is your baby doing?
I hope you are having a positive NICU experience.
Please keep us posted.
Love, Jennifer

Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04







WOW thats a long drive! I was lucky to have our hospital 20mins away! Dont worry about her pulling out the tube mine both did that all the time. I hope she continues to do well and gets to come home soon! How early was she?

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Breanna (1-25-02)(born at 36weeks..preclampsia)
Emilie (2-19-03)(born at 31wks..due to toxcemia/preclamspia)
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby pugmommy7 » Thu Apr 22, 2004 06:38 pm

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Thu Apr 22, 2004 06:38 pm

Mine did the tube thing too. It cracks me up when people say that they aren't coordinated enough to do that...yeah right!
One of my gf's 28 weeker twins pulled out his broviac line!!!

Preemies are extra spunky! they have to be, they are survivors[:D].
oxox,
Jennifer

Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby amber48 » Mon May 17, 2004 11:24 am

by amber48 (45 Posts), Mon May 17, 2004 11:24 am

Im so glad to have seen this thread...I ws also put on it and will be again as soon as things go out of control. That stuff is nasty and I don't know about you all but I had to get that catheter put in first w/ out being sedated or numb and that was awful. I was having a big time panic attack. I too had the eyeballs on fire for 2 1/2 days after UGH! That stuff made me vomit, especially since the morons tried to get me to eat when I was still on it. I definitely WON'T be eating on it again! I am dreading going back on it sooooo bad, I think it will probably be even worse this time since now I really know how crappy it really is. And I too think we should get some kind of award or t-shirt for surviving it. Ugh just the thought of it is making me feel yucky.
I am so glad it all wasn't just in my head like they want you to think.


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DS:6 yrs. old (no PE/PIH)
m/c Sept.03 (clomid baby 100mg.)
Edd-7/16/04 or anytime(clomid baby also 100mg.-another boy)
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby pugmommy7 » Tue May 18, 2004 08:54 pm

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Tue May 18, 2004 08:54 pm

I know!!!
I feel the same way, and I have a good chance of it in my immediate future as well.
I am requesting vesteril while I am of sound mind.
I had insane panic attacks!!!

I had a BAD foley cath., experience as well. I made them take it out and I used a bedpan until I got my epidural. Then I could not have cared less!!

I feel ya on the food, but I drank a ton of water and diet sprite!!! Jello too. clear stuff ya know.


Keep us posted. (I was reading about you in the bedrest forum.)
Speaking of...I better get in bed!

Love,J






Jennifer 30
DH Chris 33
Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E,& borderline HELLP.
Babygirl #2,DD 6/24/04-will be here much sooner:)
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby abell » Thu May 20, 2004 09:45 pm

by abell (161 Posts), Thu May 20, 2004 09:45 pm

I guess I'm a lucky one- I was on Mag for like 3 days prior to being induced and the only thing I remember I was a little out of it- and had the HOT burning sensation in my arm (where the IV was)

I am also allergic to sulfa drugs but didn't have a reaction. I saw that someone did.... what happened?

Just hopeing if I have to go on it for this delivery that I won't have a reaction!!



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Mommy to Madison- born 05/24/02 34 weeks gestation due to severe PE. 3 lbs. 7 oz. 16 inches.

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby mamasboys » Wed May 26, 2004 06:57 pm

by mamasboys (61 Posts), Wed May 26, 2004 06:57 pm

i agree that stuff was the pits[xx(]

we should get something for being on it darnit!

mommy to-
Jayden Mitchell 9/25/02 (still nursing)
born at 33 weeks due to severe preeclampsia
Little Peanut edd:12/7/04
xoxo, Tiffany Dawn
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby mamasboys » Wed May 26, 2004 06:59 pm

by mamasboys (61 Posts), Wed May 26, 2004 06:59 pm

btw i was on that stuff off and on (more on than off) for 7 weeks blah!

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born at 33 weeks due to severe preeclampsia
Little Peanut edd:12/7/04
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